Ground covers, Herbs, Perennials
These Mediterranean natives spread rapidly by underground stems and can be quite invasive; to keep them in bounds, grow them in pots or boxes. Tough and unfussy, they grow almost anywhere but perform best with light, moist, medium-rich soil, regular water; and full sun or partial shade. Plants disappear in winter in colder part of range. Replant about every 3 years; propagate from runners.Mentha spicata
Grows to 1–3 ft. high. Dark green, toothed leaves are slightly smaller than those of M. x piperita. Leafy spikes of pale blue flowers. Use leaves fresh from the garden or dried, as flavoring for foods, cold drinks, and jelly.
Bushy plants grow to 12–15 in. high and 9 in. wide. Lance-shaped leaves to 3 1/2 in. long; flowe...
Native to high altitudes in Southeast Asia. Long, narrow, grasslike foliage forms a sheath around shor...
Plants in the Meadowbrite series grow 1 1/2–3 ft. tall and wide. ‘Mango Meadowbrite’...